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2023 Ski Trips

June 12, 2022

Our 2023 ski trips are now open for signups!  Scroll down to see our offerings!  Our several non-skiing vacation trips are also available for registration/signups.

Epic & Ikon Passes:  Most of our 2023 trips are going to resorts that honor one of the multi-resort season passes.  You may purchase passes directly from the suppliers, but our tour operators have promotions offering rebates on the trips you might take with the club.  You may wish to consider purchasing your passes through them.  The exception is Military passes, which must be purchased from the suppliers.  Go to our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various offers.  You should consider purchasing passes early-on as the cost typically increases in mid-April, at the start of the summer, and then again around Labor Day.  Pass sales are likely to end sometime in the fall.

Blue Ridge Ski Council:  Beginning August 1, 2022, registration for our 2023 ski trips will be opened to members of other ski clubs that are members of the Blue Ridge Ski Council through the "sanctioning" process.  Hint:  To register for a trip you must first "join" the PSC as a no-cost BRSC member and populate your membership profile.

Tips for All Trips

Trip Insurance:  Be sure to review our Trip Insurance page before signing up for a trip, and consider whether to purchase cancellation insurance.  Note that the cancel for any reason options require that you pay the premium within 14 days of paying your initial deposit on a trip.

Signup/Registration Tips:  Please take a moment to read the Trip Signup/Registration Tips.  Each individual must be logged-in with their PSC credentials (email address & password) in order to register (sign up) for a trip.  Before signing up, please take a moment to review your profile including your emergency contact information and (if you're thinking of a trip to Canada or Europe) your passport information.  Make sure your first and middle names exactly match your passport (or whatever ID you'll fly with) so your ticket gets issued correctly.  Then click on the trip's Register button if you're ready to sign up!  Your personal information will be pulled from your profile, and then you will need to select options specific to each trip, for example, what type of lodging you prefer (double occupancy or a single room at extra cost) and what type of lift ticket you want.

Important If you are registering someone other than yourself, you must log out of your own account and then log in with their credentials.  If you skip this step and register them while signed into your own account, their profile information won't convey into their signup record.  This is necessary even with family (bundle) memberships where you are the bundle administrator.

Wait-Listed Trips:  Click on the button to Join wait list and we may be able to confirm you on the trip if we have a cancellation, after confirming that you still want to go.  We're also sometimes able to expand a trip to accommodate additional skiers.

Trip Invoice & Initial Deposit:  An invoice will be generated for each trip you've registered for.  Each trip includes a payment table listing an initial deposit, one or more interim payments, and a final payment date.  You must pay the initial deposit, and any subsequent interim payments that have or are about to come due, to secure your place on the trip.  Your registration is not confirmed until we receive and acknowledge your deposit.  Payments can be made online with a credit card, or by check.  We can also accept credit card payments at club meetings.

Upcoming events

    • Sat, January 28, 2023
    • Sat, February 04, 2023
    • Colorado

    Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2023

    $1,945**

    Listed price includes round-trip air.
    **Lift ticket not included. 
    Epic Pass of some type recommended (more below)
    .


    Join the Blue Ridge Ski Council Western Carnival and enjoy legendary skiing at Crested Butte!  Here you will find mellow terrain, back bowls, extreme terrain and some of the steepest in-bounds ski terrain in Colorado. 

    This trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) at the luxury ski-in/ski-out Elevation Hotel & Spa with RT air to Montrose (details below), and ground transfers.  A welcome reception, happy hours and a group dinner with other BRSC members is included.

                           

    Accommodations: The 11,000 square foot Elevation Spa & High Altitude Fitness Center has a lot to enjoy.  There are therapy rooms to provide relaxing massages for your muscles after skiing as well as soothing body treatments for your skin, and refreshing facials for a beautiful complexion. Separate women and men locker facilities are equipped with steam room, showers, shampoo, and hair dryers.  Each spa service offers access to one of our three tranquil relaxation rooms, equipped with soft music, cozy chairs, and a selection of beverages.  Use of the extensive fitness center, pool, and indoor hot tub is included with all services to extend and enhance your spa experience.

    Our Deluxe Double Queen rooms have two Queen beds and an extensive list of amenities including large LCD flat panel televisions, granite kitchenettes with microwaves, mini refrigerators, toasters, and coffeemakers.  Add $815 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

    Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package, as Vail Resorts is no longer offering competitively priced group lift tickets.  Epic Passes, which must be individually purchased (not through the club), provide the best value.

    Epic Passes:  Participants are encouraged to purchase an Epic Pass product of some type early-on.  The following options would cover your skiing for the trip; prices shown are as of late November 2022:

    • A "full" Epic Pass ($949)
    • Military Epic Passes – Active/Retired ($190); Veteran ($520)
    • Epic Day Pass (the non-holiday-rate for a "32 resort" pass) – ($356 for 5 days; $415 for 6 days)
    • Epic Local Pass ($735)

    December 4th is the last day you can buy a season pass.  (The Day Passes may still be available.)

    You may purchase Epic Passes directly from Vail Resorts, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various options available, including promotional offers from our tour operators.  They offer all except the military passes, which must be purchased directly from Vail Resorts.  Our tour operator for this trip, Winter Ski and Sport, will afford you a rebate on your trip if you buy your Epic Pass through them.

    Air Schedule:  New Flights on American Airlines (Times have changed!):

    OUTBOUND:    Saturday, Jan 28  
     AA #1839 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 8:39 AM  Arrive Dallas (DFW) 11:24 AM AM
     AA #665 Depart DFW 12:45 PM
     Arrive Montrose (MTJ) 2:10 PM
    RETURN:               Saturday, Feb 4
     
     AA #665 Depart Montrose (MTJ) 2:54 PM  Arrive Dallas (DFW) 6:01 PM
     AA #472 Depart DFW 7:11 PM
     Arrive DCA 11:00 PM
    Save $538 on the package without air

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip will be "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule: 

     Crested Butte
     Initial Deposit
    October 11, 2022
     December 13, 2022
     Base Trip
     $700  $700  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $300  $300  Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

    Trip Leader:   


    Dina Zeese

    2021dinazeese@gmail.com

    (703) 283-9543 (c)



    • Sat, February 04, 2023
    • Sat, February 11, 2023
    • Colorado
    Join waitlist


    Feb 4-11, 2023

    $2,040

    Listed price includes round-trip air and 5-day lift ticket


    Seven nights in the new Element 29 Hotel; round-trip air to Denver (details below); and a 5-day lift ticket. 


    Copper Mountain’s first hotel, Element 29 is nestled at the base of the resort's Center Village.  Our Double Queen Rooms are equipped with coffee makers and mini-fridges.  WiFi is complimentary.  Add $1,030 for the Single Supplement if you want a room to yourself.

    Unwind at the end of your day in the hotel's hot tubs

    Keep up with your workout routine in the hotel's fitness center

    Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are selected during the registration process.  The listed trip price includes five days of lift tickets for an adult or senior skier.  Non-skiers and skiers holding a "Full" or "Base" Ikon Pass (who enjoy unlimited skiing at Copper) save $299 on the package without a lift ticket.

     Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day
    6-Day
     Adult & Senior
     $299 $367

    Ikon Passes:  Ikon Passes, which must be individually purchased (not through the club), may provide the best value if you plan more than one trip to an "Ikon resort."  Participants are encouraged to purchase their Ikon Pass early-on as the cost typically increases with time.  The cost of a full Ikon Pass was as follows, as of early June 2022:

    • $1179 - Adult (age 23+)
    •  $879 - Youth/Young Adult (age 13-22)
    •  $839 - College, Nurse and Military (Adult & Young Adult)
    •  $389 - Child (age 5-12)
    •  $149 - Toddler (age 4 & under)

    You may purchase Ikon Passes directly from Ikon, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various options available, including promotional offers from our tour operators.  They offer all except the military passes, which must be purchased directly from Ikon.

    Air Schedule Flights on United Airlines (subject to change):

    OUTBOUND Saturday, February 4
     
     UA #1842 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:55 pm  Arrive Denver (DEN) 5:56 pm
    RETURN:         Saturday, February 11
     
     UA #2087 Depart DEN 10:15 am  Arrive IAD 3:24 pm
    Save $293 on the package without air

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip will be "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule:

       Initial Deposit
    September 6, 2022
     October 11, 2022
     Basic Trip
     $700 $700
     Balance Due
     Single Supplement
    $300 $300
     Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

    Trip Leaders: 


    Tom Gallagher

    gallagher-tj@hotmail.com

    360-516-0643 (c)




    John Mantini
    mantinij@gmail.com
    443-977-7836 (c)

    • Sat, February 11, 2023
    • Sat, February 18, 2023
    • California
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Feb 11-18, 2023

    $2,025

    Listed price includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.


    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the Alpenhof Lodge (hotel rooms), 5-day lift ticket, and RT air (details below).

    Warm, friendly and charming, the family-owned Alpenhof is a European chalet-style hotel located conveniently in the Village at Mammoth, just steps from the Village Gondola and on the free Town of Mammoth Lakes shuttle route.  After skiing, enjoy a soak in the Jacuzzi before you head to Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar for delectable fresh cuisine, a glass of wine, or hand-crafted cocktails.  Or visit the Clocktower Cellar, the Alpenhof's pub, with its foosball tables, pool table, and casual menu.


    Our spacious rooms, furnished with one King or two Double beds, have been recently renovated, and provide superb amenities including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and mini refrigerators.  Add $1125 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself.

     Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day
    6-Day
     Adult  $295 $365
     Senior (65-79)
     $237 $290
     Senior (80+)
     free free

    Lift tickets options are selected during the registration process.  The listed trip price includes five days of lift tickets for an adult skier.  Non-skiers and skiers holding a "Full" or "Base" Ikon Pass (who enjoy unlimited skiing at Mammoth) save $295 on the package without a lift ticket.  80+ seniors ski for free!

    Ikon Passes:  Please enter your Ikon Pass number into your profile before registering for the trip.  We must provide your pass number to the resort so that it counts towards our group lift ticket minimum purchase requirements.

    Air Schedule:  Our flights (subject to change) are on United Airlines into Bishop Airport (California Eastern Sierra Regional Airport), just an hour's drive from the resort instead of the usual three-hour drive with our more typical flights into Reno:

    OUTBOUND:   Saturday, Feb 11


     
     UA #700 Depart Washington Dulles (IAD) 8:18 am

     Arrive San Francisco (SFO) 11:10 am

     UA #5662 Depart SFO 12:40 pm


     Arrive Bishop (BIH) 2:07 pm
    RETURN:   Saturday, Feb 18


     
     UA #5611 Depart Bishop (BIH) 1:21 pm

     Arrive Denver (DEN) 4:40 pm
     UA #2488 Depart DEN 5:57 pm

     Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 11:06 pm

    Save $425 on the package without air

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule:

     Mammoth
     Initial Deposit
    October 11, 2022
     December 13, 2022
     Basic Trip
     $700  $700  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $300  $300   Balance Due


    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

    Trip Leaders:  

    Lucy Gruenther
    Lmandwx@hotmail.com

    703-727-9287(c)



    Pat Riggs

    pat.riggs1@verizon.net

    310-372-0271 (h)

    703-615-2709 (c)

     


    • Sat, February 18, 2023
    • Sat, February 25, 2023
    • Montana
    Join waitlist


    February 18-25, 2023

    $1,880

    Price shown includes round-trip air and 5-day adult lift ticket.

    7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the Viking Lodge at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake with welcome reception and daily breakfast buffet (Sun-Fri).  Listed price includes double occupancy in classic hotel room, 5-day (adult) lift ticket, and round-trip air into Kalispell (details below).

    The Viking Lodge offers classic hotel-style accommodations with fireplace, flat-panel HDTV, mini-fridge, microwave and our signature four-piece bathroom. Our beautifully appointed Viking Lodge rooms feature slate & carpeted floors, granite counter tops, and wood accents.  Amenities include one King or two Queen beds, gas fireplaces, flat-screen HDTVs, mini-fridges, microwaves & coffee makers, bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, hair dryers, cotton robes & slippers, and in-room safes.  Rooms overlook either Whitefish Mountain Resort and the surrounding mountains, or the adjacent Viking Creek Wetland Preserve where guests have reported seeing deer, elk, moose, eagles and bears from the comfort of their rooms.

    Lodge amenities include a fitness center and Lakefront Hot Tub. 

    Add $665 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself. 

     Lift Ticket Options
     5-Day  6-Day
     Adult  $295  $355
     65-69 Senior  $247  $305
     70+ Senior
     $75  $99
    Non-skiers save $295 on the package without a lift ticket.


    Air Schedule:
      Flights on United Airlines
    (Subject to Change) CHANGE #2 (26Jan2023)


    OUTBOUND:   Saturday, February 18


     

     UA #1366 Depart Dulles (IAD) 8:25 am


     Arrive Denver (DEN) 10:24 am

     UA #4696 Depart Denver 1:44 pm


     Arrive Kalispell (FCA) 3:55 pm

    RETURN:           Saturday, February 25


     

     UA #2381 Depart Kalispell (FCA) 6:40 am


     Arrive Denver (DEN) 8:57 am

     UA #2087 Depart Denver 10:15 am


     Arrive IAD 3:24 pm

    Save $575 on the package without air

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule:  

     Whitefish  Initial Deposit
    November 8, 2022
     December 13, 2022
     Basic Trip
     $700  $500  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $200  $200   Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

    Trip Leader:



    Brian Sundin

    sundin4@yahoo.com

    503-828-2841


    • Fri, March 03, 2023
    • Sat, March 11, 2023
    • Austria
    Join waitlist

    March 3-11, 2023
    $3,230

    Listed price includes round-trip air and double occupancy in a Classic Double Room.  Lift tickets not included in package.

    $930

    Optional 4-Night pre-ski extension to Lucerne, Switzerland
    Departs the U.S. Monday, Feb 27

    Arlberg – The Cradle of Alpine Skiing.  Skiarlberg, considered one of the best ski areas for guaranteed snow in the Alps, has been captivating skiers and snowboarders from near and far ever since Austria's first surface lift added a measure of comfort to skiing in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. The Arlberg features more than 300 kilometres of downhill slopes, making it the largest connected ski area in Austria and the fifth largest in the world.


    Our trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the 4-star ski-in/ski-out Hotel Arlberghaus with daily breakfast and dinner.  RT air from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Zurich (details below).   Lift tickets not included.  Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included (details below).

    The Arlberghaus, situated at 1,720 meters (5,640 ft) is the same hotel where the club stayed in 2018.  Free WiFi is included. 

    Our room inventory includes a mix of Classic and Deluxe double rooms, which we are offering at different price points, with priority for your preferred type based on your sign-up date.  If  your preferred choice isn't available, the trip leader will after confirming with you make an adjustment to your invoice.

    Our Classic Double Rooms "... are characterised by cosy comfort, warm colouring, pleasant lighting and a wonderful view of the majestic mountain world of the Arlberg."

    Deluxe Double Room

    Our  generously equipped Deluxe Double Rooms (aka "half apartments") "... are roomy, bright and open.  With sofa and armchair, the cosy living area invites guests to lean back and dream."

    Classic Single Room

    A limited number of Classic Single Rooms is also available.  If you request a single room, the trip leader will confirm the cost and make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

    The hotel offers an array of wellness amenities:   Relax in the sauna or steam bath, enjoy soothing warmth in the infrared cabin, or conclude the day with a leisurely fitness program.  "In the entire spa & wellness area of our hotel you sense all around you the revitalizing fragrance of pine-wood and mountain herbs. The crowning conclusion is a romantic bath under the starlit sky in our Dutch Tub."

    Lift Passes:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package.  The costs are listed on this website Here are this-winter's prices (updated 10/13/2022):

     Ski Arlberg Lift Passes (2023 prices)
     2-Day  3-Day  4-Day 5-Day
     6-Day
     Adults  €132  €194  €254  €308  €358
     Seniors (born 1949 to 1958)
     €119  €172  €220  €266  €309
     "Active Seniors" (born 1948 & earlier)
     €64  €94  €125  €156  **

    Note:  Lift passes are for consecutive days.  **The "Active Senior" lift pass is sold for a maximum of 5 days.  To ski all 6 days (or for any age to ski 5 days with a day-off midweek) you'll need to buy two passes.

    Epic Passes:  Last winter, Epic Pass Holders (as described on this website) received three days of skiing at Arlberg ski resorts when they "... stay a minimum of three consecutive nights at a participating Arlberg resort lodging property. However, we do not qualify for the benefit as our hotel isn't participating in the program this winter. 

    Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation insurance by clicking on the link. It will take you to a flyer describing the options available.

    To upgrade to “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance, you must contact Myra Altschuler at  myra@travelprotectors.com within 14 days from the date you write your first deposit check or make your first deposit by credit card.

    Lucerne Option - $930
    4-night pre-skiing extension

    departs from the U.S. Monday, February 27

    Lucerne is known for its stunning medieval architecture and stunning location on the edge of Lake Lucerne amid snow-capped mountains.  Its colorful Altstadt (old town) is bordered on the north by the 870m Museggmauer (Musegg Wall), a 14-century rampart.  The covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), built in 1333, links the Aldstadt to the Reuss River's right bank.


    Chapel Bridge

    Our excursion includes four nights (Tues-Sat) in the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel with daily breakfast and a half-day guided city tour.

    Surrounded by the famed mountains of Switzerland, the Radisson Blu is an ideal base for our vacation with its many amenities including free Wi-Fi and in-room coffee and tea facilities.  The hotel’s award-winning LUCE restaurant serves a variety of delectable Mediterranean and Swiss dishes.  Or try a creative cocktail or vintage wine in the LUCE's Bar or Wine Lounge.  On-site services include a fitness center, a sauna, and a steam bath. 

    Things To Do:  Our included guided city tour will be through the beautiful Old Town with its old buildings and bridges, narrow cobblestone alleyways, and gorgeous medieval squares with great boutiques, beautiful shops, cafes and great restaurants.  Others things of interest include the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), the Water Tower, the Spreuer Bridge, the Jesuit Church, the Bourbaki Museum, the Glacier Garden, the Swiss Transport Museum, and the Picasso and Rosengart Museums.  And we must take a cruise on Lake Lucerne!

    Listed cost is for double occupancy.  A limited number of rooms may be available for single occupancy; request when registering and the trip leader will confirm availability and cost (est @ $660), and make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

    Itinerary for Lucerne Extension:

    Saturday morning (March 4) we'll be bused to Zurich airport where we'll pick up  the "ski-only" group who will have arrived on their flight from the U.S.  Then we'll all continue on the approximate two-hour ride to the resort for our week of skiing.  Both groups fly home on Saturday, March 11.

    Air Schedule:  Flights on United Airlines - Updated 8/23/2022 (minor changes)
                                                 (Subject to change)

              Main (Ski-Only) Group                               

    OUTBOUND - Friday March 3
        UA #52 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:35 pm

    Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Saturday 7:40 am
    RETURN - Saturday March 11
        UA #53 Depart Zurich (ZRH) 11:45 am
    Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:30 pm


              Lucerne Extension Group                               

    OUTBOUND - Monday February 27
        UA #52 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:35 pm

    Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Tuesday 7:40 am
    RETURN - Saturday March 11
        UA #53 Depart Zurich (ZRH) 11:45 am
    Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:30 pm



    Membership Requirement:   Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip will be "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule: 

     Zürs  Initial Deposit
    October 11, 2022  December 13, 2022
     Ski-Only Trip
     $1000  $1000  Balance Due
     Lucerne Extension
     $300  $300  Balance Due
      Single Supplement  $200 $200
      Balance Due


    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to Christina at the address below.  Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.   Or give it to Dave or Christina at a club meeting.

    Trip Leaders:

    Dave Olsen
    pscracer@yahoo.com

    (301) 579-2749 (h)
    (301) 807-0918 (c)




    Christina Anderson
    gerakisparta@yahoo.com
    5502 Maplefield Place
    Alexandria, VA  22310
    (703) 719-6714 (h)
    (703) 489-6171 (c)

    • Sun, March 05, 2023
    • Fri, March 10, 2023
    • New York
    Register

     We have more rooms!!!!!!


                         Blue Ridge Ski Council Winterfest

    March 5-10, 2023
    $1199

     Price includes 5 nights Lodging, Round-Trip Motor Coach, 4-day lift pass for Whiteface Lake Placid.

     Optional midweek trip to Gore Mtn included!!!  

              5 nights (Sun-Friday) at Trip Advisors #1 rated hotel in Lake Placid!                The High Peaks Resort.

    Trip includes:  Daily Breakfast, Welcome Party, Après Social and Farewell Dinner.  We will have our own dedicated shuttle to the mountain plus a Free Lake Placid Shuttle during the day.



    Whiteface Mountain, host of the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics, offers the greatest vertical drop in the East, 3,430 feet.  Whiteface features 91 trails accessed by 11 lifts including 1 gondola.  44% expert, 36% intermediate and 20% beginner, 98% of the area is covered with snowmaking.  Ride the Cloud-splitter Gondola, New High-Speed Quad, Gladded Areas & Terrain Park.



    The completely redesigned High Peaks Resort is located on Main Street in Lake Placid, in the center of the village.  It overlooks the sparking shores of Mirror Lake and is in the very heart of the shopping, dining, and entertainment district.  All rooms have private balcony or patio, with lake or mountain views.  Amenities include two indoor pools, two whirlpools, exercise room, nightly Happy Hour, and live entertainment in the Dancing Bear Lounge.  Village activities and nightclubs are located within walking distance.  Optional/pending activities: Curling, Bobsledding.  Lake Placid also features Luge, Ice Skating, Olympic venues and more.


    Complementary morning and afternoon beverages in the High Peaks resort lobby.  Free Wi-Fi.  Complementary snowshoes.  24-hour Fitness Center.  Salon and Spa.  Our rooms are equipped with two Queen beds or one King bed.  Add $455 if you would like a room to yourself.  Family, Triple and Quad options available; contact trip leader for pricing.


    Lift Ticket Options:

      4-Day

    5-Day
    (U-Drive Only)

     Adult (18-69)
     $150  $200
     Senior (70+) or Youth (under 18)
     $118  $160

    Lift tickets are selected during the registration process.  The listed trip price includes four days of lift tickets (Monday through Thursday) for an adult skier.  Non-skiers save $150 on the package without a lift ticket.  The 5-day option – to ski on Friday – is only available to those selecting the U-Drive option, as our bus will be heading back home early Friday.

    Transportation:  Round-trip Motor Coach transportation (DVR & Lavatory Equipped, Wi-Fi and electric will be requested).  There will be a northern bus and a southern bus.  Pick-up points will be determined by the location of the participants.  An example would be a well-lighted mall parking lot.

    U-drive Option:  Would you rather drive yourself?  Save $200.  As noted above, this would give you the opportunity to ski on Friday.

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip.

    Payment Schedule: 

    Whiteface Lake Placid  Initial Deposit
    October 11, 2022  December 13, 2022
     Basic Trip
     $400  $400  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
     $400  $400  Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.


    Trip Leader:

    Susie Pumphrey

    wachtraum@msn.com
    703-691-3944 (h)
    571-224-4512 (c)

    • Sat, March 11, 2023
    • Sat, March 18, 2023
    • Utah
    Join waitlist

    March 11-18, 2023

    $1,670**

    Join the Waitlist and contact trip leader for more information. 

     Listed price includes round-trip air.

    **Lift ticket not included. 
    Epic Pass of some type recommended (more below)
    .

    7 nights accommodations (Sat-Sat) at the Park City Peaks Hotel with daily breakfast, RT air to Salt Lake City (details below), and ground transfers.


    The Park City Peaks Hotel is the ideal base camp for skiers seeking a classic Park City and Wasatch Mountain experience.  Sparkling new facilities create a modern vintage feel.


    The lobby is highlighted by its majestic floor-to-ceiling fireplace.  The hotel has  also added the Mercato Marketplace, Christy Ski and Sports, and Versante Hearth + Bar with its open-hearth pizza oven.  The hotel's Park Avenue location is minutes from Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and Park City’s Main Street district via the complimentary town shuttle.






    Stay active with the new world-class fitness room, swim through the indoor/ outdoor pools, and relax in the hot tubs, dry sauna, and steam room.


    Our spacious rooms are furnished with two Queen beds.  Amenities include 55" flat-screen TVs and luxury bath products.  King-bedded rooms may be available upon request.  Add $825 for the Single Supplement if you want a room to yourself.

    Lift Tickets:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package, as Vail Resorts is no longer offering competitively priced group lift tickets.  Epic Passes, which must be individually purchased (not through the club), provide the best value.

    Epic Passes:  Participants are encouraged to purchase an Epic Pass product of some type early-on.  The following options would cover your skiing for the trip; prices shown are as of late November 2022:

    • A "full" Epic Pass ($949)
    • Military Epic Passes – Active/Retired ($190); Veteran ($520)
    • Epic Day Pass (the "non-holiday" rate for an "all resort" pass) – ($464 for 5 days; $541 for 6 days)
    • Epic Local Pass ($735)

    December 4th is the last day you can buy a season pass.  (The Day Passes may still be available.)

    You may purchase Epic Passes directly from Vail Resorts, but we suggest that you visit our Epic & Ikon Pass page to explore the various options available, including promotional offers from our tour operators.  They offer all except the military passes, which must be purchased directly from Vail Resorts.

    Ikon Passes - Deer Valley:  Skiers who also have an Ikon Pass might want to spend a day or two skiing at nearby Deer Valley Resort.  A "Full" Ikon Pass affords you a total of 7 days of skiing at Deer Valley.  The Ikon Base Pass has no benefits at Deer Valley, but the Base Plus Pass gives you 5 days of benefits.

    Air Schedule:  Flights on American Airlines (Subject to Change):

                              (Schedule change as of Nov 21st indicated below)

    OUTBOUND:       Saturday, March 11
     
     #2903 Depart Washington Reagan (DCA) 6:00 am
     Arrive Chicago (ORD) 7:12 am
     #2069 Depart Chicago (ORD) 8:10 am
     Arrive Salt Lake City (SLC) 10:42 am
    RETURN:              Saturday, March 18
     
     #2069 Depart Salt Lake City (SLC) 11:36 am  Arrive Chicago (ORD) 3:44 pm
     #363 Depart Chicago (ORD) 7:29 pm  Arrive Washington Reagan (DCA) 11:29 pm
    Save $501 on the package without air

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip will be "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule:

       Initial Deposit
    September 6, 2022
     December 13, 2022
     Basic Trip
     $700  $500  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
    $300  $300  Balance Due



    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

    Trip Leader:

    Jim McDonough
    jmcdono683@aol.com

    703-619-0020


    • Tue, March 14, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Fort Myer Patton Hall
    Register


             

                Club Meeting

    Tuesday, March 14th

    7:00 pm

    Register to Attend by Monday March 6

    Our April meeting will be on Tuesday, March 14th, 7:00pm at Ft. Myer's Patton Hall (same location as always).  The evening will feature our annual campaign in support of Move United (nee Disabled Sports USA), which provides adaptive sports opportunities for people with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness.


    The evening will have a St. Patrick's Day theme.  Wear a bit o' the green and you may be lucky in the Ski Lotto!  Our complimentary menu will include (to be confirmed...) corned beef & cabbage, roasted red potatoes, mixed vegetables, and tea cookies.  A cash bar will be available for the beverages of your choice.


    Vax Required

    We're continuing to require Covid-19 vaccinations for club meetings, as well as for club trips.  This is for everyone's safety and comfort level.  We will not be asking for proof of vaccination, but please do not register for or attend the meeting (or sign up for a trip) unless you are fully vaccinated.  Booster shots are of course also recommended and encouraged.

    Registration Required

    We're asking everyone to register to attend by Monday, March 6th (just a week before the meeting) so we can adjust the catering. 

    Bringing a Guest?

    If you plan to come to the meeting with someone else, there are two ways to let us know:

    • If your companion is a club member in their own right, they can log in with their credentials and register for the meeting much as they would do if signing up for a trip.
    • Whether your companion is a club member or not, you can simply include them in your own meeting registration by clicking on the Add guest button before submitting your registration.

    If Your Plans Change

    If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please let us know (ideally by Monday, March 6th) so we can adjust our catering order.  You may do this by:

    • Calling (301-579-2749) or emailing Dave Olsen
    • Cancelling your registration yourself:
      • log into your account
      • click on your name at the top
      • click on My Event Registrations
      • click on your meeting registration
      • click on the Already registered link
      • click on the Cancel registration button

    Ft. Myer Entry Passes

    You may recall that we offered an opportunity when signing up for our picnic, and most recently for our January 2023 meeting, to be sponsored for obtaining a long-term (1-year) Ft. Myer visitor pass.  We anticipate being able to repeat that opportunity on a quarterly basis.  The next opportunity will be in conjunction with our April 11, 2023 club meeting.  But not at this time.

    Entry to Ft. Myer

    Please take a moment to review our Entry to Ft. Myer page.  There are several ways you'll be allowed to enter:

    • Passengers:  Firstly, be aware that drivers won't necessarily be allowed to vouch for their passengers.  Although a photo ID like a driver's license might sometimes be accepted, passengers without an Automated Installation Entry (AIE) Pass (see below) or one of the other types of ID mentioned below might need to complete a Installation Access Request Form and pass the vetting process to enter the base.
    • With Suitable ID:  If you have an active duty or retired military ID, or a DoD-issued Common Access Card (CAC) (and possibly several other types of government-issued ID), you should be able to enter the base without screening. 
    • Without a Pass:  If you arrive for a club meeting outside of Visitor Control Center (VCC) hours (see below) and without suitable ID, your vehicle will be searched and you'll need to be vetted through their security system before being allowed entry.  This may take some time, so we suggest that you arrive at the base early.
    • One-Day Pass:  You can apply for a one-day pass online at this website (click on the link).  You can then show the pass on your phone to gain entry.  However, application must be submitted at least four days in advance of your visit.  The process time may depend on your footprint in various online systems, and you may need to go to the VCC to have your photo taken. That said, your application might be approved almost instantaneously if you've previously been approved for an AIE Pass.
    • 60-Day Pass:  You may apply for a 60-day pass at the Visitor Control Center, located just inside the main gate.  The VCC is open 6am-5pm Mon-Fri and 10am-3pm Saturdays.  You should be able to obtain a 60-day Automated Installation Entry (AIE) Pass right on the spot.
      You will need to complete an access application and be vetted through their security system.  To help speed the process, we suggest that you complete the Fort Myer Installation Access Request Form ahead of your visit and bring it with you.
    • Long-Term/Annual Pass:  With sponsorship by Patton Hall, you may be able to get an AIE Pass good for as long as a year.  As mentioned above, we anticipate offering another opportunity for obtaining an annual pass in conjunction with our planned April 11, 2023 club meeting, but not at this time.

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    • Sat, March 18, 2023
    • Sat, March 25, 2023
    • Alberta, Canada
    Join waitlist




      

    March 18-25, 2023

    $2,370

    Price shown includes round-trip air & 5-day adult lift ticket.

    7 nights lodging (Sat-Sat) with welcome reception, 5-day lift ticket for Banff/Sunshine and Lake Louise, and RT air from Washington to Calgary (details below).

    Banff Springs Hotel

    Our first three nights will be at the Banff Springs Hotel in Gatehouse Rooms with bedding options of one King/Queen bed or two twin beds. 


    Chateau Lake Louise

    Our last four nights will be at Chateau Lake Louise in Fairmont Rooms overlooking the chateau grounds

    The listed price includes double occupancy in both hotels.  Add $985 for the single supplement if you want a room to yourself (in both hotels).


    Logistics/Schedule:

    Here's the schedule that makes the most sense, considering the proximity of the resorts to our hotels:

    • Sunday - Sunshine
    • Monday - Sunshine (or optional day at Kicking Horse)
    • Tuesday - Sunshine (and transfer to Chateau Lake Louise)
    • Wednesday - Lake Louise, or a day off
    • Thursday - Lake Louise
    • Friday - Lake Louise

    You could also consider skiing Sunday or Monday at the smaller Norquay resort which is in Banff and covered by our lift ticket.



    Lift Tickets; Optional Day at Kicking Horse

    The listed price includes a 5-day (adult) lift ticket for Lake Louise and Sunshine.  We're offering a $100 option for a day at Kicking Horse Resort, including the bus and lift ticket (no discount for seniors).


     Banff/Lake Louise Lift Ticket Options 5-Day  6-Day  1-Day 
     Adult $395   $485  $100
     Senior (65+) $305  $370  $80

    Non-skiers save $395 from the listed trip price for the package without a lift ticket. 

    Ikon Passes:  Skiers with Full (or Base) Ikon Passes can ski 7 (or 5) days at Lake Louise and Sunshine.  Base Pass holders wanting to ski all 6 days can either buy the 1-day ticket, or opt for the day at Kicking Horse.

    Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation insurance by clicking on the link. It will take you to a flyer describing the options available.

    To upgrade to “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance, you must contact Myra Altschuler at  myra@travelprotectors.com within 14 days from the date you write your first deposit check or make your first deposit by credit card.

    Air Schedule:  Flights on Air Canada (Subject to Change)

    OUTBOUND:   Saturday, March 18

     
     AC #8783 Depart Reagan National (DCA) 9:45 am
     Arrive Toronto (YYZ) 11:16 am
     AC #141 Depart Toronto 12:55 pm  

     Arrive Calgary (YYC) 3:20 pm

     
    RETURN:    Saturday, March 25

     
     AC #326 Depart Calgary 11:55 am
     Arrive Montreal (YUL) 6:08 pm
     AC #8255 Depart Montreal 7:40 pm
     Arrive DCA 9:36 pm

    Save $550 on the package without air

    Air Canada is in the Star Alliance.  Provide your United Airlines Mileage Plus frequent flier number to have your miles credited to your account.

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip has been "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning August 1.

    Payment Schedule:

     Banff/Lake Louise
     Initial Deposit
    December 13, 2022  February 1, 2023
     Basic Trip
     $800  $800  Balance Due
     Single Supplement
    $300
    $300
      Balance Due




    We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction. 
     You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

    If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to our treasurer:  Christina Anderson, 5502 Maplefield Place, Alexandria, VA  22310.   Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.  Or give it to the trip leader (or to Christina) at a club meeting.

    Trip Leader:

    Steve Thompson
     stevethompsonva@gmail.com
    (703) 862-6535 (c)

    • Thu, April 20, 2023
    • Sun, April 30, 2023
    • Netherlands
    Join waitlist


    The Netherlands Bike & Boat:

    Springtime in Holland,

    Aboard the Princesse Royal

                   

    April 20 - 30, 2023 (air package)

              $5,645             

    LINK to VBT Website

    (Note: 2023 dates may not be on the website yet.)


    Join the Pentagon Ski Club on a Vermont Bicycle Tour (VBT) to the Netherlands. Traveling by bicycle, you’ll inhale the fragrance of a multitude of flowers and salty sea breezes, feast your eyes on the colorful blossoms, and listen to the calls of songbirds. You’ll even get the chance to view Holland’s iconic windmill and dike systems up close. Each exhilarating day is complemented by the leisurely pace of your barge, as it drifts through scenic canals and into the heart of local life. It’s the perfect way to discover the sights, sounds, and aromas of this captivating country.

    VBT Flyer Link

    15 meals are included with the tour
    (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners)

    Tour Highlights

    • Learn how historic windmills work and how they are used to reclaim land called “polders”
    • View rare and historic flower bulbs at the flower garden museum, Hortus Bulborum
    • Explore the living catalogue of spring flowers at Keukenhof Gardens
    • Witness the action at the world’s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer
    • Explore Holland’s “Green Heart,” a rural and peaceful nature zone

    Space is LIMITED to 30 participants!

    A deposit of $500 is all that is needed to hold your spot!

    Air Package:  April 20 - 30, 2023

    $5,645 per-person (double-occupancy) from Washington-Dulles.

    Most major airports available.

    Tour Only:  April 22 - April 29, 2023

    Price $4,495 per-person (double-occupancy). 

    If you are interested in this trip, register today! 



    The air package includes airfare, airport transfers, one night in The Hague upon arrival, and one night in Amsterdam after the bicycle/barge tour concludes.


    Custom Air:  With the Air Package, you may customize your dates of travel and extend your vacation, or fly into or home from a non-tour airport – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.


    Bikes:  Hybrid and Road-style bikes are included and electronic-assisted E-bikes are available on a first-come/limited basis – ask the VBT Tour Consultant for more information.

    Trip Activity Rating is EASY Cycling

    Average Daily Mileage is 15 - 25 miles

    Average Daily Cycling Time is 2 - 4 hours

    (Electric-assisted E-bikes are available)


    Also with the VBT Air Package, you may choose to extend your stay with a pre-trip stay in The Hague (2 nights for $295 double occupancy) or a post-trip stay in Amsterdam (2 nights for $445 double occupancy).  Details for both options are on the VBT website.




    HOW TO REGISTER:

    To register for this trip, signup with the PSC and ALSO call VBT to provide them with your registration information.  A deposit of $500 is required to secure your spot.  Call VBT at 800-245-3868 (option 1) between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm ET Monday to Friday.  Give the VBT agent the GROUP #324458.

    QUESTIONS:

    Email or call your PSC trip leader to express your interest in the trip and if you have any questions.

    Trip Leader:

    Steve Thompson
     stevethompsonva@gmail.com
    1302 Shaker Woods Road
     Herndon, VA 20170
    (703) 862-6535 (c)

    • Tue, May 09, 2023
    • Wed, May 24, 2023
    Register
    • May 9 -24, 2023

      The Great Rivers of Europe

       Amsterdam to Vienna plus Prague post trip 4 nights May 24 - 28

      The Netherlands: Amsterdam | Germany: Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Heidelberg, Wertheim,Wurzburg,Bamberg,Nuremberg,Regensburg,Passau | Austria:Melk,Vienna

      For all trip information click here:  The Great Rivers of Europe 


      16 days from $6295 including air


      When registering, use the name of our trip (The Great Rivers of Europe) as well as our special code: G3-27957

    • Sign Up Procedures:

    1. Call Grand Circle Cruise Line at 1-877-220-2540 or 1-800-221-2610 (Monday-Saturday, 9AM-7PM EST). The phone number on the flyer is no longer in service.  New flyer coming.

    2. Tell the travel counselor that you want to register for The Great Rivers of Europe with the Pentagon Ski Club and mention the group code G3-27957 - Otherwise you might end up on a different group trip.

    3. Make your $500 deposit. You can use any credit card except AE.

    4. You can also purchase the OAT optional travel protection plan (insurance). This is not required and totally up to you.

    5. After signing up with Grand Circle register with PSC.


    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip. 

    Insurance: The insurance OAT/Grand Circle offers is cancel for any reason.  As an alternative, we are offering three levels of insurance (including medical only for $16-$60 depending on age) from Myra Altschuler at Travel Protectors. Her details are on the linked flyer and you have to contact her directly - do not send the money to us. We have used her before with success. You can also opt for your own insurance.


    Trip Leaders: 

                                    Susie Pumphrey

    wachtraum@msn.com

    3138 Singleton Circle Fairfax, VA 22030

    (H) 703-691-3944 (C) 571-224-4512


    Peter Porton
    peter.porton@gmail.com

    11918 Moss Point Lane,Reston, VA 20194

    (H) 703-471-7791

    P&P Trips:   It's not just a Trip, it's an Adventure!

    • Mon, September 18, 2023
    • Wed, October 04, 2023
    • Italy, Malta
    Register
    Italy’s Western Coast & Islands:

    A Voyage from Rome to Valletta

    Sept 18 - Oct 4, 2023

    17 days - from $8,295, including air

    Optional Pre-Trip Extension to Tuscany:  Florence and Siena
    Optional Post-Trip Extension to Milan, the Lakes and the Piedmont

    Click to see the Detailed Trip Flyer

    This trip is with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT)


    Italy: Rome, Pozzuoli, Naples, Sorrento, Paestum, Salerno 

    Sicily: Aeolian Islands, Strait of Messina, Mount Etna, Siracusa 

    Malta: Valletta, Vittoriosa, Hagar Qim, Mdina 





    Booking Instructions:

    1. Call Overseas Adventure Travel Reservations at 800-955-1925. Open Monday – Saturday 9am-7pm EST. 
    2. Tell the Travel Counselor that you would like to reserve space on Italy’s Western Coast and Islands for September 18, 2023 
    3. Mention the group codeG3-29241
    4. The required deposit for this adventure is $500 per person.  Deposits can be made by check, bank withdrawal or credit card (American Express not accepted).
    5. Purchase the optional travel protection plan to maximize your coverage, or you can compare Myra’s Insurance with Travel Protectors (see below).
    6. After signing up with OAT, please sign up/register for the trip with the club, and then call Christina to let her know.

    Airfare: IAD $1200pp (I have requested for all to fly together); other cities available at varying costs.

    *PLEASE STATE ANY FLIGHT PREFERENCES AT THE TIME OF MAKING YOUR DEPOSIT (EX. Business Class, Aisle Seat or Specified Airline)

    Membership Requirement:  Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.

    Trip Insurance:  The insurance that OAT offers is cancel for any reason (CFAR).  As an alternative, three levels of insurance -- including medical only for $16-$60 depending on age -- are available from Myra Altschuler with Travel Protectors.  We have used her before with success.  Her details are on the linked flyer.  Note that the Cancel for Any Reason coverage must be purchased within 14 days from when you pay your very first trip deposit.  You must contact Myra directly; do not send your premium payment to us.  You can also opt for your own insurance.

    Trip Leader:   

    Christina Anderson
    gerakisparta@yahoo.com
    5502 Maplefield Place 22310
    Alexandria, VA 
    (703) 719-6714 (h)

                                (703) 489-6171 (c)


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